LG G6 preview: the no-nonsense phone the G5 should have been

2016 wasn’t the best year for LG’s mobile business. While it did have some success in the premium segment with the LG V20, what should have been the company’s primary revenue generator – the LG G5 – sold poorly. It wasn’t a bad phone per se. Quite the contrary – we scored it highly in our review, noting strengths like its solid dual camera setup and its fluid overall performance. But in the end, perhaps its modular design – a key differentiating factor and selling point – failed to strike a chord with the general consumer.

Enter the LG G6.


LG’s latest high-end …

Singles using iOS are more likely to phone shame a date who uses an Android device

According to Match.com, how you are judged during a date depends greatly on the kind of smartphone you are using. According to the matchmaking website’s annual “Singles in America” survey, iOS users are 21 times more likely to give their date a bad grade if they are using an Android flavored handset. Can you imagine this conversation taking place between a mother and daughter? “So, how was your date last night, Petunia?” “Mom, I thought this could be the one. He has a secure high paying job. He loves kids and puppies, and we both voted for the same candidate.  We watch the exact same television …

ZTE is looking into the 5G future with the ZTE Gigabit Phone

The 5G era is not too far away. However, most smartphone manufacturers are in no hurry of exploring it, trying to focus on solid present-day devices, instead of dreaming about the future. But other brands, such as ZTE, are looking to push towards new and exciting technologies, as they try to play with the big boys.

This is probably why ZTE just announced that it will have a “forward-looking” device on display at MWC – the ZTE Gigabit Phone. According to the Chinese company, the handset will be setting new standards for download speeds, at 1 Gbps. This should allow …

Flagship spec'd LG phone appears on Geekbench, heading to U.S. Cellular

A new flagship LG handset was discovered on Geekbench this morning. Based on the model number (LGE LGUS997), this is a device that is headed to the 5th largest carrier in the states, U.S. Cellular. The Snapdragon 820 chipset is under the hood. U.S. Cellular does offer two different handsets made by LG that feature the Snapdragon 820 SoC. One is the LG V20 and the other is the LG G5. So the question is whether we are looking at one of those two models, or a new handset altogether.

The device that was tested features Android 7.0 and is powered by a quad-core CPU clocked at 2.19GHz. 4GB of …

OnePlus 3T owners get kinky with their phone in new video; win a pair of OnePlus 3T handsets

With Valentine’s Day here now, OnePlus has released a new video for the OnePlus 3T that is downright kinky. Hey, we’d be the first to understand why someone might love the phone. It has high-end specs that include the Snapdragon 821 chipset under the hood, 16MP cameras both front and back, 6GB of RAM, a 3400mAh battery and the Dash Charge rapid charging system. But would you actually show your love for the device by licking it with your tongue? That is what various men and woman are doing throughout the video, even on all 5.5-inches of the display. The resolution of the screen is 1080 x …

Nokia 6 first Android phone coming February 26 to MWC

BlackBerry isn’t the only megabrand of yesteryear attempting a major comeback. Nokia, too, will unveil its first Android phone, the Nokia 6, to the wider world.

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Nokia Mobile officially invited press to a February 26 event after teasing the Nokia 6, which is already on sale in China, in a video on its Facebook page (see above). “Get ready!” the post read, “The Nokia 6 is coming to China! More announcements to follow on February 26… Save the date!”

Now we know for sure that the Nokia 6 will launch at Mobile World Congress (also known as MWC), the world’s largest mobile show, which takes place in Spain each year at the end of February.

And Nokia isn’t alone in its quest to return from obscurity. It’s here that BlackBerry will also officially launch its comeback phone, known as the BlackBerry Mercury. Both brands will seek to reclaim some of their past prominence, which has declined to almost nothing in the 10 years since Apple launched its revolutionary iPhone.

HMD, the company that licensed the Nokia name, announced the Nokia 6 for China earlier this month. Although it’s an Android phone, the Nokia 6 won’t run any of Google’s services, like the Google Play Store, Google Maps or your Google Account — these don’t work in China on any phone. So a global release of the Nokia 6 at MWC is crucial for putting the new Nokia on the map.(See specs below.)

HMD owns a 10-year license to exclusively sell Nokia-brand products, branded as Nokia Mobile. To make matters more confusing, “Nokia” still exists as a separate company that sells telecommunications infrastructure equipment and also the pro-grade Ozo camera. Foxconn’s FIH Mobile division is in charge of manufacturing and distributing Nokia phones.

Nokia 6 specs:
5.5-inch screen with 1,920×1080-pixel resolution
16-megapixel rear camera
8-megapixel front-facing camera
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor
4GB RAM
Aluminum chassis
Android software
Sells in China for 1,700 yuan, which converts to $245, £200 or AU$330

Rumor: Nokia P1 to be announced at MWC 2017 as a high-end, Snapdragon 835-based Android phone

Remember the Nokia P1 Android phone that first caught our attention last summer? While Nokia hasn’t confirmed its existence, we’re now hearing that the handset could be officially announced next month at MWC 2017.

According to Russian publication Worket, the Nokia P1 is based on the Sharp Aquos Xx3 (pictured below), a smartphone released about half a year ago in Japan. However, the new Nokia handset should have enhanced specs, including a Snapdragon 835 processor (Qualcomm’s latest high-end chipset), 6 GB of RAM, and up to 256 GB of internal memory. Moreover, its 22.6 MP rear camera is expected …

Woman drives her car into a T-Mobile store after being told she would have to pay for a new phone

A 26-year old woman was arrested by police on Thursday after driving her car into a T-Mobile store in Palm Springs, Florida. The day before, Shinobia Montoria Wright had appeared at the same T-Mobile store demanding a new iPhone to replace her own model, which had a cracked screen. Wright had told the store manager that it was her birthday and that she was going to “bug out” if she didn’t get a new phone. The manager said that she appeared to be under the influence of a substance.

Shot down in an attempt to score a new handset, the next day Wright drove her 2005 Nissan Armada SUV …

Skype begins testing an all-in-one app on Android offering native phone calls, SMS support & more


skype-mingo-android A new Skype application dubbed “Skype Mingo” has been spotted in the wild, offering Android users the ability to use Skype as the native calling app and contacts manager for their smartphone, while still being able to take advantage of Skype features like chat, file and photo sharing, video calls, and its new bots. The app, still in alpha testing according to Google Play, was… Read More

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Sprint’s Newly Relased Phone, The Samsung Galaxy Tab

The Samsung Galaxy Tab (GT-P1000) is the upcoming 7 inch tablet computer from Samsung, tentatively set for a mid-November 2010 release in the United States. The device has been available since September 2, 2010 in Germany. Look for AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile versions in the near future. Pricing is set to be at 399.00 with a contract.

The Galaxy Tab features Google’s Android 2.2 Froyo operating system upgradeable 3.0, a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 “Hummingbird” processor with 512 MB RAM, Swype touchscreen input, 7 inch LCD TFT customizable touchscreen display with WSVGA 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11n Wi-Fi, 32 GB internal storage via a microSD card, 3.2 megapixel DVD quality auto focus rear oriented camera/camcorder and a 1.3 megapixel front oriented camera for video calls over Wi-Fi. Samsung has announced the Tab will support Adobe Flash 10.1. HD video content is supported via DivX, XviD, MPEG4, H.263 and H.264. This “always on” tablet weighs just under one pound (.84 lb.) due in part to its plastic body construction.

Get the most out of your web experience with Samsung’s full HTML web browser. The tablet features 3G connectivity via HSPA/HSUPA networks and includes GPS. The Galaxy Tab’s battery life is estimated to about 7 to 10 hours, depending on the type of application you’re using. Calendar, corporate email using Exchange Active Sync and instant messaging applications are included as is voice activated search, Google Goggles and Google Maps. Google Goggles searches the web using photographs of buildings or artwork taken with your camera. Whether surfing the web, texting or watching a video, the compact 7 inch mobile PC is easy to hold with one hand.

Choose from over 80,000 applications at Media Hub, Samsung’s online content store. Included applications feature V CAST Video on Demand, V CAST Song ID, V CAST Music with Rhapsody and the VZ Navigator. Games include “Let’s Golf and “N.O.V.A.” You’ll be able to have a smooth gaming experience using Samsung’s six-axis motion sensor and accelerometer. Sharing your purchased applications across five devices is permitted at no charge. Accessories are numerous and include a hands free Bluetooth car kit, high quality ear buds, Bluetooth wireless or wired mono/stereo headphones, headsets and speakers and Wi-Fi networking adaptors.

The Parrot MKi9200 Bluetooth hands-free kit allows control of high quality phone calls and music from a wheel or dash mounted remote. It features a 2.4-inch TFT high-resolution color display. Some other features the Galaxy Tab features include voice recognition, a phonebook, music playlist which includes artist and title, caller ID and an SD card slot for memory expansions. Cases are available in leather and screen protectors featuring Amzer Silicone provide lightweight display protection. This screen protector forms a sure grip around your tablet PC and offers protection from bumps, scratches and sliding accidents. It is made from one piece 100% premium grade silicone.

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